Corpus Christi, Texas

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Since the "shot heard around the world" during the Revolutionary War the name Lexington has been part of American Naval history. There have been five US warships named the Lexington.

Flight Deck


Hanger Bay

USS South Dakota BB-57
37,970 long tons (38,580 t) (standard) 44,519 long tons (45,233 t) (full load)
Length: 680 ft (210 m) o/a
Beam: 108 ft 2 in (32.97 m)
Draft: 35 ft 1 in (10.69 m)
Speed: 27.5 knots (50.9 km/h; 31.6 mph)
Range: 15,000 nmi (28,000 km; 17,000 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)

This model 38-foot long and it's weight over 4500 pounds.

Pearl Harbor Diorama

A 16ft X 16ft contour map of Pearl Harbor and the airfields on Oahu,
Hawaii before Japan attacked on the morning of December 7, 1941.
This is located in the Forecastle as part of the Pearl Harbor Exhibit and Diorama.

Photos from around the ship.

ã Above photos were taken and are copyrighted by Len Mozey.

US Navy Photos of the Lex when she was with the fleet.


  • This is a must see if you want to see how the men and the woman of the US Navy lived while at sea. As a former sailor who served abroad one of her sister ships I loved every inch of her. I want to thank the men and woman who are keeping her in such fine shape.

Thank You, Well Done!

©All photos are taken and copyrighted by Len Mozey.
If you want to use any of my photos please email me and ask.